see + do
Seattle , Washington
Tel: 206 623 5124
Concierge.com's insider take:
Seattle's diffuse and rapidly gentrifying International District has a powerful touchstone in this newly expanded museum. Exhibits include works by local Asian and Pacific Islander artists, as well as poignant artifacts from the Northwest immigrant experience (a baby bottle carried by a Korean woman as she journeyed here from Seoul as a child; furniture made from salvaged scrap wood by Japanese refugees in the World War IIera internment camps). Two second-floor light-filled landings between the galleries provide serene spots for reflection, and for appreciating the distressed-wood walls and floors that are remnants of the building's previous life as social hub for the community.
Open Tuesdays through Sundays 10 am to 5 pm, first Thursday and third Saturday of each month 10 am to 8 pm.